Peter A. Jensen
I have been with Microsoft since 2002, but I have been with Dynamics even longer, starting out with a Dynamics NAV partner in 1992. I currently lead the Partner Programs team in the US Dynamics organization and look forward to keeping in touch with the US Dynamics Partner Community on this blog.
Navigate to PartnerSource to review a wealth of information dedicated to the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics User Group Conferences being held October 15-19, 2012 in Seattle, WA.
These annual events – hosted by the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics AX (AXUG), Microsoft Dynamics CRM (CRMUG), Microsoft Dynamics GP (GPUG), and Microsoft Dynamics NAV (NAVUG) – empower users to connect, learn and share through peer-to-peer education and intimate networking opportunities.
On the page you’ll find information regarding the user group conferences, special pre-conference partner-only events, and pre-conference training opportunities.
Also, to aid you with customer demand generation of the events, the User Group team has created partner marketing tools such as email invitations, article templates, and event overview slides.
All of the complete details are found on PartnerSource.
Microsoft is excited to announce our participation as a Visionary Sponsor of The Partner Event 2012 taking place September 9-11 in Fargo, ND.
It’s a great opportunity for partners to get connected with partners and ISVs they work with to level set on how they can do business better together. The fall timing is also great because you’ve received inklings of Microsoft’s strategy coming off of WPC 2012. You get almost two months to digest that content, and you’re still in the first quarter of the fiscal year.
Having the event in Fargo also gives partners the opportunity to get connected with people on the Microsoft campus, and with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift scheduled after The Partner Event this year, partners can leverage both events by sending multiple people to both conferences.
Personally, I like hearing the conversations that come from all sorts and sizes of partner organizations. In a discussion-oriented session, we get to hear real-life examples so we can go back and adjust things we’ve launched or take the next steps on something that we’ve been thinking about. I try to be a fly on the wall. I don’t want to shift the conversation, but it’s great to hear the commentary.
Jenny Davis from The Partner Channel shared this fabulous information below regarding the upcoming event. And being the lover of awesome Microsoft Dynamics related infographics, you definitely have to check this one out!
Take Three Days to Make a Difference
For three days in September, the best and brightest of the Microsoft Dynamics channel will be in Fargo building skills and sharing secrets. Skills for new approaches to sales, marketing, and leadership. Secrets that make them work better.
Get on the right track
Markets are changing. Buyers are changing. Whether you are in sales, marketing, or management you need the skills and knowledge to adapt to the changing business environment.
Three session-packed tracks with channel experts – people who understand your world – focused on Microsoft Dynamics partner sales, marketing and leadership challenges.
The multiplier effect
The sessions are great, but the greatest part is the multiplier effect you get from being in sessions with other partners – ISVs and VARs representing all the Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM products.
Partners from across the country, all passionate about what they do, in one place learning and sharing. The energy is electrifying. You don’t want to miss the experience.
For a session list and more information, visit The Partner Event website.
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM product marketing team has published a new whitepaper focused on the impact of social technologies in the business environment.
You can learn more about this whitepaper as well as review additional Microsoft Dynamics CRM guidance by visiting the CRM Connection blog.
The Dynamics Hour offers partners a monthly training opportunity where subject matter experts deep dive on one or two Operational topics. The August 2012 calls will be held during the weeks of August 6 and 13.
Learn more and register for the upcoming events through PartnerSource.
The Microsoft Dynamics Operations Team is excited to announce the availability of a new destination for all of your Microsoft Dynamics CRM and operations related resources. They have shared this update.
To improve operational readiness and simplify online content searches, we have developed a Microsoft Dynamics CRM “hub” on PartnerSource as a single source of key Microsoft Dynamics CRM operational resources that help partners better serve their Microsoft Dynamics CRM on-premises and online customers.
This new resource contains the following sections:
Access the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Operational Resources page on PartnerSource.
Join the FY13 Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Interactive MicroSessions!
What is an IMS?
The Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community IMS is an interactive microsession dedicated to enabling partners to grow their business. Live sessions are hosted monthly for ERP, CRM, RMS, and new partners.
What can you expect in an IMS?
You will get the latest business insights, Microsoft news, offer updates, sales and marketing updates, readiness, tools and resources, Microsoft Partner Network updates along with the irreplaceable insights from your fellow partners. We dedicate about 30 to 45 minutes to an interactive presentation and dedicate the remaining 45 to 60 minutes to freeform Q&A and discussion driven by you the partner.
Interactive MicroSessions are built around three pillars:
How do I join an IMS?
Register for upcoming sessions by visiting the United States Microsoft Dynamics Partner Training & Events Calendar.
Visit PartnerSource to access the complete FY13 schedule of upcoming IMS events.
Due to popular demand, the session recordings from the conference that was held in Houston, TX on March 22-24, 2012 are now available on the Partner Learning Center. These session recordings will help you prepare for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail release.
Please note that the recordings are organized by track. You can find a summary of what was covered in each of the two tracks as well as the recordings links on PartnerSource.
Throughout this week you’ll see a series of recently produced videos explaining the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics.